The BEST Episodes of Durarara!!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 26, 2019
Network: Tokyo MX
Based on a light novel series written by Narita Ryougo and illustrations by Yasuda Suzuhito. The author Narita and illustrator Yasuda Suzuhito’s “distorted love story” is set in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, and revolves around an ensemble cast including street thugs, high school students, a female radio host, an underworld doctor, a young information vendor, and a headless Irish fairy. Narita Ryougo may be better known to English speakers as the author of the Baccano! novel series.
#1 - Complicated and Confused
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 17, 2010
Kida learns that he has been marooned by the Yellow Scarves. Celty confronts Mikado and reveals the truth about Kida and Sonohara. Meanwhile, Shizuo knocks on Shinra's door, heavily wounded by the gun shots. Shinra gives him medical treatment while Shizuo swears to kill Kida and the Yellow Scarves for shooting him. Sonohara then runs away, wanting to warn Kida. Kida returns to the Yellow Scarves hideout and learns that the Blue Squares have taken over Yellow Scarves from the inside. He then attempts to kill Horoda now that he has no affiliation to them. Kida is beaten up badly by the Yellow Scarves and puts up a fight until Horoda is about to shoot him, but one of Saika's children in Yellow Scarves knocks away the gun just in time. Sonohara bursts into the hideout, followed by Mikado and Celty on a motorcycle.
#2 - Selfless Devotion
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 24, 2010
Half of the Blue Squares turned Yellow Scarves members counter attack Horoda as they reveal themselves as Kadota and 30 other of his friends. Kida is then taken to the hospital by Mikado and Anri while Celty chases Horoda who managed to escape the warehouse. While running away with the rest of his main gang, they encounter Shizuo who hurls a big sign post and chops the roof of their car. Celty then stops knowing that they encountered Shizuo but the Ikebukuro police then manage to eventually arrest Horoda and his gang. Kida is put into hospital as Anri confronts Izaya near the hospital, telling him her desire to kill him after he was the one actually behind all of the problems they encountered. Izaya manages to escape Anri, telling her that he isn't weak if he can manage to go up against Shizuo. While Izaya walks home he meets Simon but Simon immediately punches Izaya in the eye and they talk in Russian about what Izaya did. Back in the hospital, Kida wakes up to Saki standing in his room and they confess their love to each other. The next day, Kida and Saki leave Ikebukuro together with Kida giving a note to his school and Mikado and Anri stick together. That night, the Dollars is reborn as Mikado notices that Kida has joined the chat and he is happy that he can manage to stay in touch with his best friend. Kida and Saki are last seen leaving on a train somewhere in the country and Mikado and Anri on the top of their school building saying that Kida will come back.
#3 - Mutual Love
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 29, 2010
Just as Shizou defeats Shuji, Celty takes the knife he drops and shows it to Shinra claiming that it could be Saika. Haruna Niekawa the daughter of Shuji comes to visit Anri to discuss about Nasujima, the teacher who harrases Anri. Shinra and Celty discussing about Saika, discover that Saika loves humans so much that it demonstrates her love via actions manipulating her host. They also find out multiple Saikas in the chat room as they find out that Saika slashes humans just as it leaves her "children" to manipulate multiple hosts. Celty decides to go for Shizou who went to fight Izaya who could be a target of Saika, not much later a multitude of hosts get around Shizou claiming they "love" his power. Shizou now liking his own power for the first time decides to fight back. While Nasujima is being chased by a possessed Haruna, Anri is attacked by multiple Saika-hosts. Haruna then is able to corner Nasujima, however Anri asks her to stop slashing people, just as Haruna attacks Anri, she is left unharmed as Anri reveals she is in fact, the wielder of the true Saika.
#4 - Storm and Stress
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 18, 2010
Mikado phones Namie proposing a deal, Namie attends with some followers around. Mikado claims he has Mika and demands the "truth" behind what she has done to Mika, she does (unknown to the viewer) while Kadota brings Mika to Celty at the roof of a building nearby Mikado and Namie. Mikado disguisted by the truth asks Namie to turn herself in, she thinking of Mikado's thoughts as nonsense orders her henchmen to move, however Mikado revealing himself as the leader of the Dollars sends massive-multiple email through his cell phone which is in fact sent towards the large mass of people of Ikebukuro who are in fact members of Dollars, ordered to only stare Namie and her workers. It is revealed that Mikado created the Dollars in hopes to create a rumor which would spread, however his plans were brought down when people calling himself Dollars were doing evil. In desperation Mikado left messages about Dollars being a group to do good, which in fact worked. Just as Namie and her followers are desperate, Celty with a high resolution over her existance caring little if she is seen as a monster, decides to attack the Yagiri workers defeating them, although revealing herself as "headless" causing panic among the people. Just as this happens Seiji in an enranged behaviour decides to attack Mikado knowing he knows where "Celty" is.
#5 - Life is an Unknown Course
Season 2 - Episode 35 - Aired Mar 19, 2016
Above the confusion of the city below, Mikado and Masaomi finally reunite. Masaomi frantically attempts to persuade his friend, but… Meanwhile, Shinra continues after Celty and encounters Kasane, who tells him the reason he was abducted.
#6 - Eloquent and Competent
Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 29, 2015
Using a number of pseudonyms, Izaya has continued to cause an uproar from behind the scenes. One of these pseudonyms is a story that goes back 12 years ago, from the time he was a middle school student along with Shinra.
#7 - Out of Your Control
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired May 13, 2010
While Ryugamine and Kida are walking Sonahara from the hospital after she had recovered, Kida gets a phone call from the Yellow Scarves and he runs off, Ryugamine and Sonahara not knowing anything. Kida, resuming his lead role of the Yellow Scarves, retells his past about him and a girl named Saki who is left in Ikebukoro hospital. While he was in the Yellow Scarves, he met her along with Izaya Orihara who claimed to be her guardian. Whenever Kida was in trouble or needed help with his decisions he always went to Izaya for help but he soon wanted to stay away from he because he thought he was not good. Later on, he begins to date Saki but still wanting her to not hang around Izaya while the Yellow Scarves fight another rival gang, the Blue Squares. Soon later on, the Yellow Scarves start to get beaten up by the Blue Squares, leaving some members injured. When that trouble strikes, he goes to Izaya for help and Izaya trains Kida and the Yellow Scarves and the Yellow Scarves begin to win and Kida becomes more fond of Izaya. One night while Kida was studying, the Blue Squares called his phone saying that they had captured Saki as revenge to the Yellow Scarves since Kida was the leader. They beat up Saki as Kida runs to chase after her. Meanwhile, the Squares tell Kadota about what they have done and ask if he and his gang would join them but he refuses. As Kida runs he stops saying that he couldn't move to save Saki. Walker invades the Blue Squares hideout and he saves Saki and he drives off with Kadota and the rest of the gang. Later on, Saki is put in hospital and Kida tell them that he can't bear to visit Saki because he wants to break up with her. Kida leaves the Yellow Scarves, meets up with Ryugamine and joins Raira academy. Back in the present day, Kida rejoins the Yellow Scarves to take revenge on the Slasher, whom he believes is part of the Dollars, for hurting Sonahara. In the end of the episode, the Yellow Scarves report that they've spotted a girl invading
#8 - No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 21, 2015
As Izaya’s scheme exposes Chikage’s girlfriend to danger, Mikado attempts to stop the cruel reality caused by a runaway Dollars. Meanwhile, Akane returns home with Celty, but the conflict over Akane seems destined to converge…
#9 - Adversity Makes a Man Wise
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 28, 2015
The flashpoints that had been smoldering in several places unleash major mayhem, swallowing the city of Ikebukuro. In this mayhem, Mikado’s answer is given.
#10 - No Love Lost
Season 2 - Episode 31 - Aired Feb 20, 2016
Namie has flooded the chat room with messages calling out Mikado and demanding he take responsibility for the situation she claims he’s created. Meanwhile, Shooter and Shizuo race to Celty and a confrontation with Kasane and Seitaro.
#11 - A Tiger Dies and Leaves His Skin
Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired Feb 27, 2016
Izaya and Shizuo prepare to face off as the city fills with a mob possessed by Saika.
#12 - Those Who Meet Must Part
Season 2 - Episode 36 - Aired Mar 26, 2016
A boy who yearned for the extraordinary, and the twisted love story that swallowed up too many people, finally draws to the end of their performance!
#13 - Harmony is the Greatest of Virtues
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2015
Due to her appearance on TV, Celty Sturluson has gained even more attention and 10 million yen is being offered to uncover her identity. Meanwhile, Raira Academy welcomes its new students, which includes Mairu and Kuriri, Izaya Orihara’s sisters.
#14 - A Rumor Only Lasts Seventy-Five Days
Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 25, 2015
Rumors spread about “Ikebukuro’s most dangerous man,” claiming things like, “He’s injured. He has a girlfriend. He has a child.” After her defeat by Shizuo, Varona has lost her sense of purpose. At Dennis’ suggestion, she…
#15 - A Cat Has Nine Lives
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 15, 2015
Everyone involved with Ruri is becoming the target of the stalker. Shizuo and Masaomi find themselves caught up in the action and encounter a member of Blue Square in the midst of it. With Anri in imminent danger, Masaomi seeks out the truth.
#16 - Walking On Thin Ice
Season 2 - Episode 33 - Aired Mar 5, 2016
The number of Saika possessed people continues to increase as they fill the area around Russia Sushi. Anri heads to visit Celty and the Blue Square prepare to confront Chikage, all while Izaya and Shizuo fight to the death.
#17 - Declaration of Disbandment
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Jun 10, 2010
Sonohara is being taken away by the Yellow Scarves gang but Mikado asks the Dollars to help her. Izaya sees this too and decides to observe from afar. She escapes with the help of various members of the Dollars (to which she is unaware), but is found again until Kida grabs her hand and secretly helps her escape from them. He then asks her what she wants from all this and accuses her of tricking him while sucking up to Mikado; disgusted by these accusations, Anri slaps him and walks away. Kida then regrets saying those things. Sonohara is once again found by the Yellow Scarves, then saved from them by Shizuo and is then taken to safety in Celty's house. Celty then lets Sonohara live with her for the time being. After an increasing amount of violent attacks by the Yellow Scarves, resulting in severe injuries, Mikado disbands the Dollars (much to the protests of the Dollar members). Meanwhile, Celty decides to bring Mikado to her house to convince him to stop the gang war, and also so that he can tell Sonohara the truth about himself. Kida calls Mikado repeatedly but he refuses to answer the phone calls. At the same time, some Yellow Scarves (Horoda and his gang) shoot Shizuo and falsely claim that Kida Masaomi had ordered them to do so.
#18 - It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Sep 26, 2015
Advancing the internal purge of the Dollars, Mikado tries to realize his ideal, which is leading to a clash with the Yellow Scarves. Various incidents are further entangled as another uproar occurs in Ikebukuro, and the story deepens into further chaos!
#19 - Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 21, 2015
Two killers in the Russian wilderness discuss the fugitives that have violated their unwritten law. After fleeing the company, Varona and Sloan act as hitmen in Japan. Dennis and Simon watch on as Egor, the “Philosophical Killing Machine” gives chase.
#20 - In For a Penny, In For a Pound
Season 2 - Episode 30 - Aired Feb 13, 2016
Izaya is overjoyed at Mikado’s behavior, which has greatly exceeded his expectations, and grows more excited at the future uproar he is ushering in. Masaomi and Chikage talk through things, while Saki and Anri break the ice.
#21 - Roses Have Thorns
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 8, 2015
He was in love with Ruri Hijiribe. That was the reason why he became a stalker and loved her so intensely that he wanted to destroy her soul. All the suffering Ruri had gone through, and the reason for the killer, Hollywood, will be revealed.
#22 - Telepathy
Season 2 - Episode 34 - Aired Mar 12, 2016
Anri opens up to Kadota and the others about Saika; meanwhile, Erika discovers that the Saika zombies are after Mikado and Kasane.
#23 - Never Before Seen
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2010
Mikado runs away with Mika and shelters her into his apartment. However, in the following day, he is approached by Celty and Izaya, and after telling her secret to him, Celty convinces Mikado to help her find Mika. Unfortunately, Mikado is cornered by some Yagiri Pharmacy workers who question him on Mika's whereabouts. In order to save Mika, Mikado reveals to Izaya and Celty his secret.
#24 - Blood Is Thicker Than Water
Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired Jan 30, 2016
Chikage approaches the Yellow Scarves with a choice, “Have your gang taken over, or have it destroyed.” While Masaomi decides how to respond to this, Anri learns more about Saika and must make a decision of her own.
#25 - A Mouth of Nectar, a Heart of Needles
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 22, 2015
Amphisbaena runs an underground casino, and Heaven’s Slave, a gang of drug dealers. Even then, no one can figure out who these two groups really are. The Awakusu Group hires Izaya to do some digging, but..